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Eight

by Michael Miller / Watching the progress of our boys from infants to pre-preteens via photo is exhilarating and unnerving. Film doesn’t lie, and the speed with which our sons are growing up is a powerful illustration of how quickly time melts away. It was particularly startling this year, when Evan’s solo portrait revealed a…

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Endless years of Cruising

By Rhaea Miller / Thirteen and a half years ago Lee and I special ordered a Chrysler PT Cruiser, fully loaded,thinking it would be a great family car. The doors opened at 90 degree angles! We were so stupid. We waited NINE WHOLE MONTHS for this car, and when our Providence, RI dealer told us…

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Can’t Wait

By Steven Burnett / On June 1st, our last daughter graduated from high school. The following weekend, all of her older sisters were home for the graduation party. Because it is rare to have them all together at once, we try to get some pictures of the sisters together. As I watched this activity unfold,…

Let’s Do “The Shuffle”

By Lisa Eack, LGS Parent Liaison My husband and I have recently been working hard to learn a new dance. It is now fondly known in our household as the ‘Three Kid Shuffle.’ We are actually getting pretty good at it. I will admit that we are learning this shuffle because of me. Now that…

Equal time, equal pay

Having more than one child means I spend a great deal of time and energy making sure everything is equal.  Equal gifts at Christmas, equal time on the computer, equal mess on the floor to be cleaned, equal M&M’s.  If there is even the slightest hint of inequality amongst the troops, someone complains.  Actually, someone…

Teeth-a-palooza

We talk about teeth a lot in our house.  Did you brush them?  Don’t eat that because your teeth will rot out of your head.  That kind of thing. I have been feeling sentimental about teeth lately as my baby finally lost her first tooth.  This same tooth cut through a tiny baby gum the…

Always On Time

I grew up in a house where being on time was a way of life. We were always around 15 minutes early to everything and anything. It was ingrained in our being. When I attended college, being early was something I couldn’t shake. I was that student usually waiting outside the classroom even before the…

The Play Challenge: Another Mom’s Perspective

Lisa Eack, Parent Coalition leader and mom, also took the “20 Minute Play Challenge.”  Here is her reflection on it. Uninterrupted. Uninterrupted? I am not sure that this word even exists in our household.  With two young boys, a baby on the way, a very large chocolate lab, and house that always seems to need…